Manchester United (opens successful caller tab) are reportedly 'very close' to completing the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona (opens successful caller tab).
The Netherlands midfielder has been powerfully linked with a determination to Old Trafford, wherever helium would reunite with compatriot Erik 10 Hag - his brag astatine Ajax (opens successful caller tab).
And, according to Barcelona-based outlet Sport (via Football365) (opens successful caller tab), United are connected the verge of sealing a woody worthy astir £68m for the 25-year-old.
United are crying retired for other prime successful midfield - and the wonderfully well-rounded De Jong should surely supply that.
Legendary Red Devils defender Gary Pallister believes De Jong would acceptable close successful astatine his erstwhile club. Speaking to Metro earlier this week, helium said (opens successful caller tab):
"Hopefully they tin get the woody done; De Jong is astatine the close age, has plentifulness of acquisition and is the benignant of subordinate that tin truly explicit himself astatine a spot similar United.
"He is utilized to the unit and the spotlight having been astatine Barcelona, truthful helium would surely tick a box..."
So, De Jong could beryllium astir to go United's archetypal summertime signing - but helium mightiness person recovered himself connected the different broadside of the Manchester disagreement had things panned retired otherwise 3 years ago.
While helium yet moved to Barca for £65m, helium revealed that helium had spoken to Pep Guardiola astir joining Manchester City (opens successful caller tab).